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WWE News: SmackDown Live’s Weekly YouTube Report (6/12/18)

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As we all know, social media and other outlets have become a huge means of drawing in interaction and viewers for WWE. Most people will point to television ratings like they did during the Monday Night Wars in the late 1990’s, however that can be skewed with so many various means of watching today that do not include cable television.

As you’ve become accustomed to, here is this week’s SmackDown Live YouTube Report (2:30PM EST, 6/14/18):

  1. 10-Woman Tag Team Match – 921k views
  2. Rusev vs. Samoa Joe w/Special Referee The Miz – 798k views
  3. Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – 770k views
  4. Women’s MITB Match Summit – 732k views
  5. Daniel Bryan vs. Shelton Benjamin – 582k views
  6. Asuka & The Miz make demands to Paige – 462k views
  7. Jerry Lawler interviews WWE Champion AJ Styles – 174k views

For the second week in a row now, none of SmackDown Live’s YouTube clips reach the million mark, although they edged a little closer at the top. With this week’s RAW drawing huge numbers and having six of the its top seven reach at least one million, this has to be classified as a big disappointment.

Last week’s number one spot pulled 907k views, which was the MITB contract signing between Styles and Nakamura. This week, the blue brand’s main event featuring the entire Women’s Division in a 10-Woman Tag Team match claims the first spot with 921k views. Time and time again I’ve spoken on interest for MITB helping segments to a degree and while I think that’s the case here, as well as with the opening segment at number four, the fact that other matches in our top seven couldn’t beat this out is shocking to me.

Numbers two through five are the rest of the action we got on SmackDown Live, plus our opening segment, but certainly not in the order you would anticipate or what some people have tried conditioning me to believe. The blue brand’s top babyface, Daniel Bryan, falls all the way to number five this week and doesn’t come anywhere near his rough average of a million views. Is it the opponent? Is it lack of interest in the product in general? It definitely wasn’t because the match was less than stellar.

Number three is also what I’ve been told is a “heavy hitter” in Jeff Hardy, but what’s the story here then? It’s a first-time ever match between two bonafide Superstars, so all the ingredients are there. “Jeff Hardy has consistently drawn big numbers since his return”. That’s what I was told when I gave credit a few weeks back to Daniel Bryan for being the reason their match drew so well. So again, what happened here?

Lastly, another week brings more low numbers for WWE Champion, ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles. ‘The House That AJ Styles Built’ has been without its architect (all due respect to Seth Rollins) in the ring for a number of weeks now, which has seemingly destroyed his YouTube views. For a man who is arguably the best wrestler in the world and one of the WWE’s most profitable Superstars, hopefully it’s sooner rather than later we get to see him back where he belongs on this list.

 

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WWE News: The Latest On Crown Jewel, No Plans To Change Locations Yet

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To say that controversy continues to follow the relationship between the WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia might be the understatement of the year the latest bit surrounding the upcoming Crown Jewel event and the company is beyond the scope of just professional wrestling.

After the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and what many to believe his murder at the hands of the Saudis has led the WWE to come under fire not only from their own Universe, but United States government officials as well (read that here). Earlier today, it was noted that WWE.com was no longer showing the the link to purchase tickets and location, leading many to believe this is an indication the show will be heading someplace else or completely cancelled.

In an update to that story, both Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer and David Bixenspan of Deadspin have confirmed with the company that the show is moving forward as scheduled. Additionally, a company spokesman told Bixenspan that any removal of the link or location for Crown Jewel was done in error, stating that, “The event should be listed”.

To further proof of WWE going ahead with the show in some capacity, two World Cup Qualifiers have been announced for tomorrow night’s RAW as Drew McIntyre takes on Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose faces Dolph Ziggler.

According to PWInsider, at this time plans will not be changing “unless something drastic happens”. To further that, there has been speculation that WWE may have given itself a “soft deadline” of tomorrow to make a final decision. With World Cup matches being announced for RAW, some are taking that had drawn the conclusion that the location isn’t going to be changing. This all comes despite even more pressure from United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, who said the following to WCBS News Radio 820 on Friday:

“I would hope that WWE will recognize on its own a conscience and conviction if there is proof that Saudi officials approved and ordered this kind of killing, and I would lean first on the United States government to do its duty so that it can lead private interests like WWE, and the first place to look is to the United States of America.”

Quotes c/o WrestleZone

 

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*SPOILERS* NXT UK Plymouth Night Two Results, Tag Titles Introduced

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NXT UK action continued for the second day in a row today at the Plymouth Pavilions in Plymouth, England, as the brand that will be debuting on WWE Network this Wednesday taped another round of television.

Although today’s events won’t be seen for a few more weeks, there were some erroneous reports coming out of yesterday’s results from multiple outlets regarding a match being made for Evolution. It was said that Isla Dawn vs. Rhea Ripley for the NXT UK Women’s Title was set for the all women’s pay-per-view on October 28th, however that was never actually the case and the two squared off today.

Additionally, Triple H revealed his big announcement that was teased yesterday. Here are the results:

  • Dark Match: Amir Jordan & Kenny Williams defeated Dan Moloney & Tucker
  • Triple H and NXT UK General Manager Johnny Saint open the tapings and unveil the new NXT UK Tag Team Titles
  • Mark Coffey & Wolfgang defeated Ashton Smith & Ligero
  • Joseph Conners defeated Jack Starz
  • Jinny defeated Xia Brookside
  • Dave Mastiff defeated Eddie Dennis
  • Jordan Devlin defeated Wild Boar Mike Hitchman
  • Fabian Aichner defeated Eddie Ryan
  • Moustache Mountain defeated Saxon Huxley & Tyson T-Bone
  • NXT UK Women’s Title: Rhea Ripley retained over Isla Dawn
  • Toni Storm defeated Charlie Morgan
  • James Drake & Zack Gibson defeated Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews
  • Nina Samuels defeated Killer Kelly
  • Joe Coffey defeated Travis Banks
  • Special Referee – Shawn Michaels: Moustache Mountain & Travis Banks defeated The Coffeys & Wolfgang. Pete Dunne helps Moustache Mountain & Banks get the victory, Michaels hits Sweet Chin Music on The Coffeys & Wolfgang. This was very likely a dark main event.

Results c/o RingsideNews

 

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WWE Rumors: Possible Indication Crown Jewel Is Being Moved?

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re likely caught up on the big story of the week surrounding WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 2nd.

The alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi officials (check the story out here) has led to a lot of fans clamoring for the show to be cancelled and another round of threats by WWE Network subscribers that they will no longer be paying customers should the event go on in its current location. Also, a number of United States Senators have called for WWE to at minimum, “rethink the relationship” (find that story here). Meanwhile, WWE’s only comments on the matter have been that they are “monitoring the situation”.

In some interesting news today, the link to purchase tickets and location have been removed from WWE.com which has led many to believe this is an indication the show will be heading someplace else or even cancelled altogether.

It should be noted there has been some talk that matches scheduled for Crown Jewel could be pushed back to Survivor Series on November 18th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Of course, Crown Jewel currently has the World Cup tournament, Triple Threat for the Universal Title featuring Brock Lesnar’s next match and the big Brothers Of Destruction vs. D-Generation X match scheduled as of today.

The Chairshot will provide further updates as they become available.

 

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